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Google Announces Google Play Payment Improvements And Expansions Google Announces Google Play Payment Improvements And Expansions

Google announced the addition of PayPal support for Google Play in 12 countries as well expanded carrier billing and gift card availability. The company says sales of apps and games on Google Play are already up by over 300% versus …

Google Launches New ‘Magazine’ Ad Format For AdSense Google Launches New ‘Magazine’ Ad Format For AdSense

Google is launching a new AdSense ad format called Magazine ads. The idea is that they will appeal to sites with certain design sensibilities. “To optimize revenue, we normally recommend that you enable both text and display for your ad …

Med School Promises Full Google Glass Integration Med School Promises Full Google Glass Integration

While there are plenty of settings where wearable tech like Google Glass is rather inappropriate and can make you, well, look like a tool, it’s becoming more clear that one place it could find a home is in the medical …

Report: Google To Have ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool Up In 2 Weeks Report: Google To Have ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool Up In 2 Weeks

Earlier this week, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. It’s up to the search engines to determine whether or not …

Larry Page Gives Something Of A State Of The Google Address Larry Page Gives Something Of A State Of The Google Address

Google has released its 2013 Founders’ Letter (yes, it is May, 2014) written by co-founder and CEO Larry Page, who hasn’t been present on the company’s last couple earnings calls. In it, Page says there are over 100 billion searches …

Google Extends Knowledge Graph To Google Maps Google Extends Knowledge Graph To Google Maps

Google continues to expand its Knowledge Graph in different ways. It’s now being extended to Google Maps and getting video content. James Gibbons spotted a new Google Maps feature called Quick Facts, which appears when you search for some locations. …

Anyone In The U.S. Can Now Buy Google Glass Anyone In The U.S. Can Now Buy Google Glass

Last month, Google made Google Glass available to any adult in the U.S. for a single day in an effort to get the device in a bigger number of hands (or on a bigger number of heads, I suppose) without …

India Launches Another Google Antitrust Investigation India Launches Another Google Antitrust Investigation

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly launched a new antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices following a complaint that Google allegedly blocked a business’ ads because it competed with one of Google’s own Helpouts business. Google launched Helpouts last …

Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat

Google announced some improvements to Hangouts chat in Gmail. This includes Google Apps for Business and Education users. Users will now see an updated user interface in their conversation list. This includes status markers as green bubbles. Also, the displayed …

Google May Have To Delete Search Results When Requested Google May Have To Delete Search Results When Requested

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Google and other search engines must delete search results at people’s request in some cases, and it’s up to the search engines to determine when to comply. If an …

FairSearch Calls For Criminal Investigation Into Google AdSense FairSearch Calls For Criminal Investigation Into Google AdSense

The FairSearch Coalition, a group of Google competitors, which frequently complains to government agencies about Google’s business practices, is now calling for a criminal investigation into the company’s AdSense business. This stems from allegations recently posted to Pastebin by someone …

Google Analytics Behavior Flow Gets Content Grouping Google Analytics Behavior Flow Gets Content Grouping

Google announced the addition of Content Groupings support in the Behavior Flow in Google Analytics. Content Grouping, if you’ve never used it, lets you group content in a way that reflects how you think about your site, and view/compare aggregated …

What Have Google’s Biggest Mistakes Been? What Have Google’s Biggest Mistakes Been?

Do you feel like Google makes many mistakes when it comes to trying to improve its search results? Do you think they’ve gone overboard or not far enough with regards to some aspect of spam-fighting? In the latest Google Webmaster …

Google Tells You How To Serve Your Homepage To International Users Google Tells You How To Serve Your Homepage To International Users

Google is offering some new guidance on creating homepages for international users. The company took to its Webmaster Central blog on Monday morning to discuss the topic. Specifically, it looks at three ways to configure your homepage (or landing page) …

Dorothy Hodgkin Gets A Google Doodle Dorothy Hodgkin Gets A Google Doodle

Dorothy Hodgkin is the subject of a Google doodle today. Hodgkin was a British biochemist, who was actually born in Cairo, Egypt. Hodgkin won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964, making her the first British woman to win a …

An Infographic To Help With The Transition Away From Wildfire An Infographic To Help With The Transition Away From Wildfire

Google acquired WIldfire back in 2012 to bring its social media marketing services to its own customers. It started integrating it into the DoubleClick platform last summer. A couple months ago, the company announced hat it would close Wildfire to …

Internet Giants Team Up To Fight Malicious Ads Internet Giants Team Up To Fight Malicious Ads

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and AOL have teamed up to launch TrustInAds.org to educate people about the dangers of ad scams. Here’s the official description: Founded by AOL, Facebook, Google and Twitter, TrustInAds.org comprises a group of Internet industry leaders that …

Google Has A New ‘Guide To Keywords’ Google Has A New ‘Guide To Keywords’

Google has released a new “guide to keywords” for AdWords advertisers. It includes best practices for keyword targeting in search campaigns. “As people search for things on Google, advertisers target those searches, or queries, using keywords,” says Matt Lawson, Director …

Google Acquires Stackdriver For Cloud Platform Google Acquires Stackdriver For Cloud Platform

Google announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Stackdriver, a provider of cloud monitoring services. “Stackdriver has built a leading service to help developers intelligently monitor the apps and services they’re building and running in the cloud,” says Google product …

Google Acquires Restaurant Info Service Appetas Google Acquires Restaurant Info Service Appetas

Google has acquired Appetas, a service that lets restaurants showcase their menus across devices. Restaurant owners can keep their info up to date on their own. Or at least they could. Google is shutting the service down as it takes …

Google: People Expect Search Ads To Be Locally Relevant Google: People Expect Search Ads To Be Locally Relevant

Google is sharing some new research on local search from Ipsos MediaCT and Purchased, which the search giant commissioned in order to get a better grasp on consumers’ local search behavior. The research looks at over 5,000 people, who completed …